Where to Watch/Listen: Horse Racing Coverage for Sept. 9-13

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Horses race on the turf at Kentucky Downs. (Eclipse Sportswire)

After a Labor Day weekend that saw stars emerge in the 2-year-old divisions and two veteran horses earn “Win and You’re In” berths to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, the focus of the racing world briefly shifts from storied venues in New York and California to hone in on a small rural track on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line that has risen in recent years to provide some of the most competitive and exciting racing in North America.

Kentucky Downs in Franklin, Ky., finishes up its six-day September meet presented by FanDuel with cards on Saturday, Sept. 11, and Sunday, Sept. 12, and the Saturday card will have Breeders’ Cup implications as two “Win and You’re In” stakes are scheduled. The Grade 2 Calumet Turf Cup offers an expenses paid berth in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf to the winner, while the Grade 3 FanDuel Turf Sprint is a qualifying race for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint. Both Breeders’ Cup races are scheduled on the second day of the World Championships Nov. 6 at Del Mar.

The Calumet Turf Cup and the FanDuel Turf Sprint will be shown live on NBC during a one-hour show beginning at 5 p.m. ET. Post times are 5:09 p.m. ET for the Turf Sprint and 5:44 p.m. ET for the Turf Cup.

Kentucky Downs also carded three other graded stakes on Sept. 11, and races at the track through the entire meet ending Sunday will be broadcast live on TVG.

Also on Saturday, Leopardstown Racecourse in Ireland hosts three foreign “Win and You’re In” preps for the Breeders’ Cup: the Irish Champion Stakes (Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf); Coolmore America Justify Matron Stakes (Maker’s Mark Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf); and KPMG Champions Juvenile Stakes (Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf). These races will be showcased on a special broadcast airing on FS2 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET.

The week’s live streaming schedule kicks off Thursday, Sept. 9, with a new edition of “La Trifecta” at 8 p.m. ET. Presented en Espanol, the show is hosted by Darwin Vizcaya, Claudia Spadaro, and Annise Montplaisir. It airs on ABR’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels.

Also this week, “Always Be Racing” returns for a new show on Friday, Sept. 10. Hosted by BlackJack Fletcher and Danielle Moinet, the show begins at 3 p.m. ET. “Always Be Racing” can be viewed on ABR's Facebook and Twitter channels as well as BlackJack's Twitter account and Danielle's Twitter account.

On Saturday, Sept. 11, the second show in the “Breeders’ Cup en Vivo!” series will focus on the two “Win and You’re In” Breeders’ Cup preps at Kentucky Downs. Presented en Espanol, the show will be hosted by the “La Trifecta” team and other personalities. “Breeders’ Cup en Vivo!” has a start time to be announced and will be live streamed on ABR’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube pages and also on Breeders’ Cup’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube pages.

A special “Woodbine LIVE!” show is slated for Saturday evening starting at 10 p.m. ET. The show will cover the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup, a major harness race at Woodbine’s Mohawk track. It will be hosted by Dan Tordjman and Greg Blanchard with special guests Ashley Mailloux, Michael Carter, Garnet Barnsdale, and Derek Giwner and will stream on ABR’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels.

The next edition of ABR's “The Winner’s Circle” will air on Monday, Sept. 13 at 11 a.m. ET. Presented by NYRA and NYRA Bets and hosted by Bram Weinstein and Dan Tordjman, “The Winner’s Circle” will wrap up the weekend action and look ahead to the opening of Belmont Park's fall meet and a 12-day meet at Churchill Downs“The Winner’s Circle” can be viewed on ABR’s Facebook and Twitter channels and Bram Weinstein’s Twitter channel. Archived episodes of “The Winner’s Circle” are available as podcasts via Apple and Spotify.

Here's a rundown of television, live streaming, and radio coverage for the upcoming week:

TV/Live Streaming Schedule

Date

Program

Time

Network/Social Media

Sept. 9

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Sept. 9

"La Trifecta"

8 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

Sept. 10

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Sept. 10

"Always Be Racing"

3 p.m.

Facebook and Twitter

Sept. 11

Broadcast of Irish Champions Day

8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.

FS2

Sept. 11

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Sept. 11

"Breeders' Cup en VIVO!"

TBA

Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube

Sept. 11

Broadcast of the Calumet Turf Cup and the FanDuel Turf Sprint

5 p.m.-6 p.m.

NBC

Sept. 11

"Woodbine LIVE!"

10 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

Sept. 12

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Sept. 13

"The Winner's Circle"

11 a.m.

Facebook and Twitter

Sept. 13

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Note: All times listed are Eastern

Radio Schedule

Date Program Time Network
Sept. 9 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Sept. 9 Race Day on HRRN Presented by TwinSpires 3 p.m. HRRN
Sept. 9 Brisnet Call-in Show 6 p.m. HRRN
Sept. 10 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Sept. 10 Race Day on HRRN Presented by TwinSpires 3 p.m. HRRN
Sept. 10 Weekend Stakes Preview Presented by NYRA Bets 6 p.m. HRRN
Sept. 11 Equine Forum Show 8 a.m. HRRN
Sept. 11 Off to the Races on The Racing Biz Radio Network 10 a.m. ESPN 950 AM

Note: All times listed are Eastern

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